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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
A Thrush in the Moonlight
By Witter Bynner
 
From “Presences”

IN came the moon and covered me with wonder,
Touched me and was near me, and made me very still.
In came a rush of song, raining as from thunder,
Pouring importunate on my window-sill.
 
I lowered my head, I hid my head, I would not see nor hear—        5
The bird-song had stricken me, had brought the moon too near.
But when I dared to lift my head, night began to fill
With singing in the darkness. And then the thrush grew still.
 
And the moon came in, and silence, on my window-sill.
 
 
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